Steam: after the failure of Connect, Ubisoft would be ready to make this drastic decision

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Since its launch in 2009, Ubisoft Connect has never been a huge success. It is probably for this reason that Ubisoft seems to be trying to find a solution again. turn to Steam.

Steam: After Connect failed, Ubisoft would be willing to take this drastic decision

When Ubisoft let go of Steam

When you're a console gamer and you're looking to; buy a game in dematerialized version, we do not have much choice: we turn to the store available on our console. On the other hand, PC players have the choice between many platforms< /strong>each offering their own benefits and exclusive games. Today, as for many years, Steam remains the most popular platform. However, Ubisoft decided, in 2019, to stop releasing its games on the Valve store. 

Probably to avoid paying excessively high commissions, the French publisher then decided to to bet fully on its own launcher, the Ubisoft Connect (formerly uPlay).It has therefore been more than three years since the company's new games have been released on Steam. A situation that is about to change, according to a dataminer who has discovered that some Ubisoft games, including Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, could soon release on Steam.

Steam: After Connect failed, Ubisoft would be willing to take this drastic decision

Ubisoft and Steam: reconciliation? 

The information, which remains at officially confirmed by Ubisoft, comes to us from a dataminer,a person who explores (or “drills”) in detail the data associated with computer content: here, video games. Calling himself YoobieRE on the GitHub platform, the dataminer in question has therefore rummaged; in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla folders where a line reads “Internal Dev/QC – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla [STEAM]”.  When we know that last year, leaks had already been released. left to hear that the title could arrive on the platform of Valve difficult to believe in; a coincidence. The same mention of “[STEAM]” was also mentioned. spotted by the same dataminer in the Ubisoft Roller Champions free-to-play files, still predict that the title could soon be released on Steam.

Steam: after the failure of Connect, Ubisoft would be ready to take this drastic decision

Inevitably, one wonders if this does not mean more widely than Ubisoft would have decided to retrograde and gradually release a large part of its catalog on Steam. You will have to be patient to find out for sure.